Wood flooring is always one of the best types of flooring that have been known to modern man. It is very aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain also. These are some reasons why homeowners always tend to choose wooden floors. And this has now become an easy choice more so because of the vast options that are available in all the markets today.
How Timber Floors Are Made?
Before we learn about the types of timber flooring, we should first have a look at how the floors are made. It is made from more than one layer of wood. In fact, you can place up to 11 segments and sometimes more. There are different layers of timber coat that you can find in the market, the gradations and the price also vary.
In the finished category, everything is done in the factory, so nothing needs to be done on-site. The coating that is given is a UV coating. Parquet, bamboo, and composite varieties, there are several types that you get.
Types Of Wooden Flooring
There are a wide number of choices when you want a timber floor. The various types of timber flooring are:
- Laminate flooring
- Solid hardwood flooring
- Composite wooden flooring/ Engineered Timber Flooring/ Floating Timber Flooring
- Parquet flooring
- Bamboo flooring
- Cork flooring
- Reclaimed flooring
Laminate Timber Flooring
This is an artificial type of timber flooring. It has many layers. The core is made of HDF, the bottom layer is waterproof and the topmost layer is made of real wood that has a protective overlay. It is cheap and very easily affordable.
Solid Hardwood Timber Flooring
This type of timber flooring is made from one single and solid piece of wood that is 20 mm in thickness. The timber comes from slow-growing trees that take many years to mature. But its main advantage is that it has that classic appeal to it and if maintained well it can last you a lifetime.
Composite Timber Flooring
The composite type of timber flooring is highly long-lasting because it is moisture and scratch resistant. It is also known by another name – engineered flooring. It is manufactured in factories by using chemical binders and surface coatings that are protective. It can be sanded and polished as and when required. This saves your time and money to a large extent.
Parquet Timber Flooring
In the parquet type of timber flooring, it comes as a very decorative floor option. It can be made both from solid hardwood and engineered variety.
Bamboo Timber Flooring
Bamboo is one of the most endurable flooring materials available. They are made by compressing bamboo fibres under high pressure and temperature. As it is moisture resistant, it can withstand mildew and mould growth. This type of timber flooring has material that is taken from the bigger bamboo trees.
Cork Timber Flooring
The cork comes from the cork oak tree. It has many layers with the bottom layer comprising of compressed cork, the mid-layer of MDF or HDF fibreboard and the top layer of superior quality cork. It is a good insulating material of flooring against sound and heat. However, if you design the balcony decks with cork material, you will have to be very careful about the rotting and sagging of the cork materials.
Reclaimed Timber Flooring
Reclaimed means this type of timber flooring is made from wood that is reclaimed from waste or used wood. It is only trimmed and sanded to make it look new. It may have nail marks, stains, knots, etc.
After you have gone through this write up you will be ready to decide on what type of flooring that you want for your home. It can also help you to decide to keep your budget in mind.